Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

ExpanDial: Designing a Shape-Changing Dial

In Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19). pages 949-961. 2019.

Hyunyoung Kim, Patrícia Deud Guimarães, Céline Coutrix, Anne Roudaut


We investigate the design of a shape-changing dial, i.e. a dial that can change its circumference and height to adapt to different contexts of interaction. We first explore how users grasp 3D printed dials of different heights and circumferences in order to inform the form factor of shape-changing dials. We then design a prototype, ExpanDial, inspired from morphing origami. We then use our prototype as a probe within design sessions and use the participants' feedback to devise a set of applications that can benefit from such reconfigurable devices. We also used the design sessions to better understand what kind of interaction and manipulation could be harnessed from such device.